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Instructor or Assistant Professor - Forensic Science/Criminal Justice

Husson University
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The School of Legal Studies in the College of Business at Husson University invites applications for an Instructor or Assistant Professor (dependent upon qualifications) of Forensic Science/Criminal Justice to begin in Fall 2022. The primary responsibility of all full-time faculty of the University is the scholarly teaching of students in the courses and sections that are assigned. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ongoing commitment to quality teaching, and professional service, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal skills. He or she will be expected to deliver experiential and applied learning to students. All course delivery and assessment data will be aligned and collected in accordance with Husson University standards. Courses will be taught in face-to-face classrooms, hybrid environments, and via online delivery. The candidate will remain current and pursue scholarship in his/her field of study as well as participate in committees and other forms of service to the institution. Additionally, this faculty will advise students regarding a variety of career goals and courses.Teaching-
• Teach 24 credits per academic year;
• Courses taught may include, but are not limited to Forensic Science, Forensic Photography, Crime Analysis, Introduction Justice, Criminal Procedure, Criminalistics, Criminal Investigation and other courses in faculty member's area of expertise;
• Instruct and assist in the growth and success of a diverse population of students through careful preparation of course materials, effective teaching methodologies, and informed critical feedback on assignments and discussions;
• Prepare course materials and use appropriate teaching techniques which may include but are not limited to delivering lectures, leading discussions, and conducting experiential learning opportunities in face to face classes, hybrid environments, and online through Canvas;
• Deliver experiential and applied learning to students while incorporating the technology available on campus;
• Contribute to the development and revision of course content and instructional materials, textbook and equipment selection, and assessment strategies;
• Align all course delivery and collect assessment data in accordance with Husson University standards.
• Learn and apply emerging technologies and advances as necessary to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.
• Maintain current knowledge of instructional methods and new technologies pertinent to areas of assignment

Scholarship and Professional Activity-
• Remain current in areas of expertise through continual study and scholarship in discipline and through involvement in professional organizations;
• Provide assistance with curriculum development

• Participate in School, College, and University meetings, retreats, committees, and activities (open house, and/or student recruitment projects);
• Create and maintain community relations
• Follow the policies and procedures outlined in the Faculty Handbook

• Advise students in the College of Business according to the Husson University Advising Manual;
• Work with students and employers in professional settings, internships, field placements, and similar work-related situations as needed;
• Employ University retention strategies;
• Maintain weekly office hours to meet with students regarding classwork, course registration, program declaration, and career preparation.

The Instructor/Assistant Professor will be provided with the necessary training and supportive supervision to help them succeed and become part of a vigorous learning environment.


The successful candidate will hold at a minimum a Master's degree. The goal of obtaining a doctorate degree or an earned doctorate degree in the field of forensic science or criminal justice is preferred.

Demonstrated excellence in teaching with specific knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate courses in forensic science, criminalistics and crime scene investigation topic areas is required.

Training and professional work experience in the field of forensic science and/or criminalistics is preferred.

Preferred candidates will have supervisory experience in law enforcement.

The successful candidate will be dynamic, energetic, creative, and engaging and have strong interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrating a commitment to cultural diversity and inclusive education.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to Husson University's mission and to the highest ethical standards.


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